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Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by Rob Glasser, Aug 8, 2007.
Sounds like a success story. Could you tell us what brand and size of HDD you used?
On item# 3: So even if both my 622's received the update, and I pay the activation fee, will both receivers have the EHD enabled? If not, can I choose which receiver gets it?
Also, do you know why Dish chose at this point to not allow us to transfer from one 622 to another? This is something I was really looking forward to be able to do.
NTFS carries an enormous amount of Windows baggage with it that makes it unsuitable for use with equipment with limited processing power and memory.
I wouldn't call that a success story yet. It sounds like the receiver formatted the drive but it's still not activated until Dish turns it on for your account.
Ron, any fixes other than the trick modes. I was hoping for some CC fixes as per my response to Dish engineers which you helped me with.
I suspect that this will be answered in the coming Tech Forum on Monday night. If not, you'll have to wait until Wednesday.
Probably for much the same reasons as sharing the USB drive between receivers won't be supported initially.
If you wanted the program on another receiver, why did you record it on this one?
Have not had a chance to look at CC and I definitely am no CC expert. I will take a look at CC and see how it feels today and report back, but I think the final call will be people that actually use it like yourself Eagle.
I see this option being critical for those that need to have their receiver replaced for service. It would be nice if when/if your HDMI port dies and you need a new receiver that you could move all your recordings to a USB drive, and then move them back to the new receiver when you get it.
Another reason for it would be lack of space on the internal drives and you want to only have a large single USB Drive to archive events/movies etc ... you want to keep long term.
Or you simply want the flexibility. I personally see myself with a couple of hard drives, one for all the kids movies and one for movies my wife and I want to keep. It would be nice to hook them up to whichever receiver I want to watch them from.
Definitely some good use cases for enable that functionality Rob. I hope they do enable it soon.
OK, OK, call it a partial success story. My main point was to find out, and I hope others will also, report what brand and size drive used successfully.
I also must assume that there are a few people out there who may have already heard about external HDD coming and hooked one up, and now, without having read this and the other forum, will place the call to Dish today to activate it? (Maybe we need one guinea pig to make the call and report back)
Is there such a thing as a LAN port WiFI dongle. I have a wireless network and don't want to run a cable to my TV area. My PS3 connects wirelessly and would like my 622 to as well. Anyway to do this with a dongle or do I need a full blown access point wireless router type thing down by my TV?
I can tell you it formats a 750 gig Maxtor just fine.
It's a Seagate 300gb I had been using on my Xbox 360. I had already watched most of the movies I had on it, so I just went for it.
Several companies make a wireless bridge. You connect them to a wired Ethernet port such as the one on the 622 and it converts it to a wireless signal. So, you do need another box with a power supply and a short Ethernet cord but at least that way you don't have to run a new wire all the way to your router/switch. I have not seen one in a dongle type format but that would be great if there was one.
I have it.. I know Rob got it also. It is being rolled out to a limited amount of 622 users in a phased rollout (Common thing to do) and full roll out to 722 user but I don't know if there is any besides Beta users but it based on Tech portal (if its true) and someone's post scheduled for getting a 722 this could mean the 722 will soon be in the wild.
Lets not fill this thread with "I don't have it" posts. IT is a phased rollout and so if you don't get it don't panic, like most of Dish releases if they support board does not light up with issues or if something does not get reported that is really ugly they will roll it out further and then eventually everyone will get it. This does not happen overnight and it can take more than a month to fully roll it out depending on a number of factors such as number of receivers in the market. Patience is a virtue here.
Add to that the capability to move configuration data (timers, minimally) using the external HDD functionality, and swapping a receiver would become almost painless.
AWESOME NEWS! With folders this makes it the BEST HD DVR ever made IMO.
What's the functionality of the ethernet port besides possibly replacing the phone line for ordering PPV? Can the receiver be accessed via a browser or other network interface to view it's status or to set up recording events?
As far as why, the main reason is I don't want to have to buy 2 EHD's to do what one will do. My viewing and recording habits are such that each 622 tends to get filled up pretty quick during the fall and spring TV seasons but one EHD would be enough to take up the slack for both receivers. Also, depending on what mood my wife and I may be in we can choose bedroom or family room for any given show. For that choice to happen now I would have to record the same show on both 622's. I know this is a support forum, but I have to laugh when discussing this as I can remember as a kid having one black and white TV in the house with 4 VHF channels (ABC, NBC, CBS, & PBS) and a couple of UHF channels. You actually had to get up to change the channels.